Melissa Harris-Perry Joins BET News as Special Correspondent

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Melissa Harris-Perry is coming back to television.

BET confirmed in a tweet that the Wake Forest professor will join its News team as a special correspondent.

For the network, she will contribute to their programming and develop hour-long specials, the first of which airs July 24.
Deadline reports that MHP will utilize her background in political science scholarship to cover the national conventions of the major parties.

Her first assignment will be to co-anchor election coverage for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions along with with BET News correspondent Marc Lamont Hill. The cable net will air an hourlong recap special on the GOP confab at 11 AM Sunday, July 24. It will include the convention’s most talked-about highlights along with exclusive interviews with newsmakers and celebrities.

The former host of Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC's weekend lineup exited the show in March citing a lack of network support and communication.  Joy-Ann Reid now has a show in that timeslot.

In April, she joined as editor-at-large.

Photo by Jerod Harris/BET/Getty Images for BET


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